Founded as Hokkaido’s first industrial area in the 1880s, Naebo (苗穂) has a variety of factories, warehouses and historical museums. Naebo is one stop east of Sapporo Station on the JR Line.


Sapporo Beer Museum


5min walk from Naebo Station / 7min by bus from Sapporo Station

Inside the magnificent old red-brick brewery, built in 1890 and used until 1965, this popular museum displays the history of Sapporo Beer from the Meiji period. Inside, you can join a guided tour (reservation required) or tasting draft beer at the Star Hall.

Sapporo Beer Garden


1min walk from Sapporo Beer Museum

Next door to the Sapporo Beer Museum, this classy beer garden offers draft beer with jingisukan (Hokkaido-style mutton barbecue). It can feel crammed during the high-seasons.

Hokkaido Railway Technical Museum


7min walk from Naebo Station

Train buffs will like this red-brick railway museum inside the JR Hokkaido Naebo-kojo Factory (苗穂工場), with scale models, old train cabs, obsolete equipment and old photos. Don’t miss the DMV (dual mode vehicle) and the steam locomotive C62-3. The museum is only open twice a month, but it is very popular with families. Sign in at the main gate, about 500m northeast of JR Naebo Station.


Getting There


Naebo is one stop east of Sapporo on the JR Line (3min), and the local trains stop here. Naebo Station directly connected to the Ario shopping mall adjoining Sapporo Beer Museum.


Higashi-kuyakusho-mae (東区役所前), two stops north of Sapporo on the Toho Line (for Sakaemachi), is the nearest station to the Sapporo Beer Museum.


Chuo Bus 188 runs to Sapporo Beer Museum from Sapporo Station north gate stop 2 (7min).

Getting Around


Chuo Bus Sapporo Walk 88, which travels the city center, leaves from Tokyu department store south gate in front of Sapporo Station between 7am and 11pm. Bus 88 stops at Sapporo Factory, Sapporo Beer Garden, Bus Center, Odori Park and Tokeidai-mae (in front of the Clock Tower).

Naebo Station

苗穂 | 나에보

Address:North 3 East 11, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Distance:1.9km from Sapporo Station